Select one of the class dates below and register for 90-minutes of FREE, fun instruction.
No dogs please - just owners!
First Monday of the month at Animal Care & Control, 3020 Hillegas Road,
Third Thursday of the month at HOPE for Animals, 1333 Maycrest Drive,
|Bringing home a new dog or puppy is a special time. Making certain your home and family are prepared for the pet is paramount. To help keep dogs and owners together, Animal Care & Control offers a free 90-minute Pet Parenting class held at the shelter the first Monday of the month and at HOPE for Animals on the third Thursday of each month. Pet parenting doesn't come easy for everyone especially a first time pet owner who might not understand normal stages of dog development.
Adoption Supervisor Allison Miller and volunteer Rebecca Gremaux created the parenting class targeting new dog owners with basic animal care information. The program also benefits dog owners who might need to troubleshoot specific behavior issues. At any stage it's important to focus on consistencies. The lecture with video style class covers crate training, housetraining, chewing, jumping, and other basic house manners that every dog and owner should learn. Of course it wouldn't be an Animal Care & Control presentation if we didn't also share information on spaying and neutering, city pet registrations, city leash laws, and pet vaccinations. A free gift awaits everyone that attends.
Dogs should not be brought to the class. For additional information and to register, call 260-427-5511.
Pet Parenting sessions are sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus and offered at two locations from 6:00-7:30 P.M. Each class is free to the public although donations to the adoption program are welcomed.
Dear Animal Care & Control,
"We loved your class. The kids even picked up on so many things from the videos!! Coty has sure been a blessing to me and my kids. My husband is warming to him more and more too!! We've had less chewing and he consistently is letting us know when he has go potty by going to the door and barking!! Thanks for the free class!"
3020 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne IN 46808
11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. M-F
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.
Closed Mondays as of July 8
12-5 p.m. M-F,
12-7 p.m. Wed,
11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1st & 3rd Sat.
Adoption Office: 260-427-5502
6 a.m.-1 a.m. Mon-Sun,
1 a.m.-6 a.m. Emergencies